Love, Loss, and What I Wore: October cast


Love, Loss, and What I Wore: October cast

Dee Hoty, Samantha Mathis and Concetta Tomei, will join the October 2011 cast of the Off-Broadway show Love, Loss, And What I Wore. They join current cast member Zuzanna Szadkowski, who will stay on, and previously announced La La Anthony in a run that begins 5 Oct 2011 through to 6 Nov 2011. The cast currently features Adriane Lenox, Janel Moloney, Ashley Austin Morris, Joyce Van Patten and Zuzanna Szadkowski. The comedy, an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, and directed by Karen Carpenter, opened at the Westside Theatre on 1 Oct 2009, following previews from 21 Sep, for what was initially scheduled to be a twelve week engagement that was originally scheduled to close on 13 Dec 2009, but is now booking through to 31 Oct 2010. Love, Loss, And What I Wore is a collection of vignettes and monologues based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. "‘The Vagina Monologues’ without the vaginas,” is how the Ephrons describe this theatrical event. The show opened to mostly good reviews: A kin to a warm estrogen bath (NY Times); By turns funny, poignant, and occasionally rueful (AP); A bittersweet meditation on the joys and tribulations of women's lives (Variety). The original cast featured Samantha Bee, Tyne Daly, Katie Finneran, Natasha Lyonne and Rosie O’Donnell. From the 8 Nov the cast will feature Maddie Corman (B'way: Next Fall)- with four more to be announced. The creative team features sets by Jo Winiarski, costumes by Jessica Jahn, lighting by Jeff Croiter and sound by Walter Trarbach. A portion of the production’s proceeds will benefit Dress for Success, a charity that provides work clothing and job support for low-income women. Audience members will be invited to donate their gently-used purses and other accessories in the theatre lobby. Bios: Dee Hoty earned three Tony Nominations for starring roles in 'Footloose,' 'Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public' and 'Will Rogers Follies' and also starred as 'Donna' on Broadway and First National Tour of 'Mamma Mia!' Other Broadway credits include 'Bye Bye Birdie,' 'City Of Angels,' 'Me and My Girl,' 'Five O'Clock Girl' and 'Shakespeare's Cabaret.' Samantha Mathis' Broadway credits: '33 Variations' and 'The Man Who Had All the Luck.' Film credits include "This Is My Life," "How to Make an American Quilt and "American Psycho." Concetta Tomei's Broadway credits: 'Cyrano de Bergerac,' 'Noises Off,' 'Goodbye Fidel' and 'The Elephant Man.' TV: "Necessary Roughness" and “Providence.” Film: 'Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead,' 'Deep Impact,' 'Out to Sea,' 'The Muse,' 'View From the Top.'